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BRATTLEBORO — All wellness classes at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital are available to members of the community and are free of charge.The ongoing classes are organized by the Community Health Team at BMH. For more information, call the CHT … more
We've all been there: The hacking cough, pounding headache, sinus congestion cold combo — which has been plaguing the Berkshires and Southern Vermont for months — has finally worked it's way through the office and landed at your cubicle. … more
Q: A news report recently said that statins are under-used. I'm 50 with normal cholesterol. Should I take one just in case?A: Statins, which are a type of cholesterol-lowering medication, have consistently shown benefit in reducing the risk of heart … more
Mindfulness has been gaining in recognition and popularity in the U.S. for the last two decades, and with good reason. A number of leaders in the mental health field have studied the usefulness of mindfulness in creating mental health and in … more
BRATTLEBORO — The YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program helps adults at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes reduce their risk for developing the disease by taking steps that will improve their overall health and well-being.The Centers for … more
Does your shoulder hurt when you sleep on it? When you put away the groceries in kitchen cabinets? When you reach into the back seat of your car? What about that small twinge of pain when you suddenly move?Our shoulders are made up of several … more
CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire is experiencing an outbreak of gonorrhea. Gonorrhea is a reportable sexually transmitted disease, and the number of cases in New Hampshire has been increasing over the last year. Between 2007 and 2013 there were … more
BRATTLEBORO — Following several rounds of severe winter weather in many parts of the country, the American Red Cross urges eligible blood and platelet donors to help restock its shelves to overcome a shortage.Since Dec. 1, about 300 blood … more
WASHINGTON — A next step for smart watches and fitness trackers? Wearable gadgets gave a Stanford University professor an early warning that he was getting sick before he ever felt any symptoms of Lyme disease.Geneticist Michael Snyder never … more
Q: My teenage daughter got the HPV shot. Should my son get it as well?A: The vaccine against HPV infection was initially created for females under the age of 26 to reduce the risk of cervical cancer. Human papilloma virus, or HPV, has been shown to be the cause of virtually all cervical cancer cases in women. … more
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